Tag Archives: Human Rights

Gaza Blockade — No Signs of Loosening

Despite Israel and Hamas entering a ceasefire, aid groups are reporting no relaxation in Gaza’s crippling blockade by Israel. Some analysts are warning that the threat of the deal collapsing is real, especially as there appear to be few enforcing mechanisms.

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Graft Weakens West African Livelihoods

Poor public services in many West African countries, with already dire human development indicators, are under constant pressure from pervasive corruption. Observers say graft is corroding proper governance and causing growing numbers of people to sink into poverty.   “If you want to put a human face to corruption… then see how we have kids who walk miles to school …

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